Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored
Summary: The West Virginia School of
Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has a unique opportunity for an
individual passionate about research to work with clinical and
biomedical faculty, students, and residents in a medical school
setting to promote, support and facilitate research at WVSOM.
Reporting to the Vice President of Administration and External
Affairs, the Assistant Vice President for Research and Sponsored
Programs is responsible for the oversight of all research and
sponsored programs at the institution. The individual shall provide
leadership and oversight to support research innovation, grants
management, and research compliance. This position oversees
strategic initiatives for research and scholarly activity and
develops key relationships, both internally and externally, to
advance WVSOM’s research agenda.
Specific Job Responsibilities
- Execute the administrative responsibilities that are necessary
for the development and promotion of a culture of research and
professional development activities in biomedical, translational,
- Promote research priorities in support of institutional
initiatives and strategic
- Promote and develop medical student research and scholarly
activity programs, and encourage student involvement in
- Oversee the administration of policies and procedures mandated
by federal and state law in the areas of human subjects protection,
animal welfare, research biosafety, responsible conduct of
research, conflict of interest in research, export control, and
sponsored program compliance. Build and maintain expertise in all
of these areas.
- Work to develop collaborations inside and outside the
institution to develop research and scholarly activity needs and
- Develop and oversee the Research and Sponsored Programs
- Facility oversight of research facilities including research
labs and animal quarters.
- Supervise office and research staff.
- Work closely with the Research Committee, providing guidance
and support, and serves as Ex- Officio on the
- Collaborates with Office of General Counsel for departmental
and research requirements.
- Oversees the preparation of internal and external reports on,
or provides data for, research and scholarly activities.
- Oversees and reviews preparation of external compliance
- Serves as the Conflict of Interest in Research (COIR) Officer,
the Research Integrity Officer and the Export Control Officer.
- Represents WVSOM on national committees related to osteopathic
medical research as assigned.
- Collaborates with other WV institutions of higher education and
WVSOM Admissions, regarding research infrastructure and pipeline
programs related to STEM education and research.
- Position serves at the will and pleasure of the Vice
- All other related duties as
Education and Experience: Applicants must have
a Ph.D. in a biomedical discipline, D.O., M.D., Pharm.D., D.R.N.,
J.D. or equivalent terminal degree; an established body of
scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in high
impact journals; experience working with diverse groups including
faculty, staff and students; a demonstrated history of obtaining
and sustaining external funding; and thorough knowledge of
appropriate federal regulatory and funding agencies related to
research and research administration.
Position: This is a full-time, non-classified
administrative position with the potential for a faculty
appointment. This position is exempt from FLSA regulations
concerning overtime. Not all activities of this position occur
within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and may require
evening and weekend scheduling as needed. The weekly schedule for
this position will be established between the supervisor and the
employee and approved given the needs of the department and the
This position has been designated as Essential. This means that
when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in
such positions may be required to remain at their work location or
to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal
opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among
its faculty and staff.